Consequences of skipping one week of MTX?

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I am going on vacation for seven days and considering skipping my regular weekly treatment while away. Has anybody skipped a week? If so, what were the consequences? I am considering skipping so I don't lose a day with side effects (fatigue and nausea).

 

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    I've missed a weekly dose a few times. I'm ok as long as I don't miss more than 2 weeks, the pain is unreal if I do!!

    How often do you take folic acid? When I took 1x5mg I had dreadful nausea, was advised to increase it to 5mg on the 6 non mtx days and that helped somewhat. Now injecting and still get the fatigue but no nausea.

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    I've had to stop my s/c methotrexate because of a GP mix up. It really affected me. I had a flare up of my finger joints at the end of the week
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    Sally,

    I have only stopped my Methotrexate for 1 week, not my prednisone. Probably couldn't function without that! I figured my Rhuemy told me not to take Methotrexate if I am sick, so I figure skipping for 1 week probably won't matter in the whole scheme of things. To be sure, I would check with your Rheumy and enjoy your vacay!

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    Hi ! you can missed a week but might have flareups. I have missed a week when I was sick with a cold and when I went on vacation. Ask your doctor first. Good Luck ! Have a nice vacation.
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    I agree with Carhyfizz. I stop mine for a week if I'm ill with no consequences. However it depends a lot on how long you've been on it amongst many other factors so just check with your Rheumy to be on the safe side and have a great holiday

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